EU: break stalemate on global farm trade

  • 2003-08-31
  • David Williams
AFP WASHINGTON - European farm boss Franz Fischler warned on July 28 that a global deal to liberalize agricultural trade is at risk unless all countries now give ground.World Trade Organization ministers are to meet in Cancun, Mexico, in September to try to boost bogged-down negotiations for an agreement toppling global trade barriers by the end of 2004.In the run-up to Cancun, a core group of 27 international trade ministers was meeting in Montreal, Canada, to try to inject life into the process. Farm trade is one of the stumbling blocks."If everybody is only repeating the position which w...
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